Since 1984, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.
5780 Airline Road, Arlington, TN 38002
I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!
When I opened my school in 1984, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Memphis by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.
• Each Location is Fitted with Zebra or Swain Mats for Maximum Protection
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars
We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.
Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.
Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the style of martial arts practiced by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Memphis students.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own combat sport through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. This makes BJJ an effective form of defense for everyone.
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jujitsu. It is not solely a martial art; it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people, and ultimately a way of life.